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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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Paramount City Hall will be closed on Mon., Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open that day from 8am to 5pm. Trash collection schedule will not be affected. There will be no street sweeping service on Mon., Jan 15 and no makeup.

Become a Tree Steward this Saturday

As part of a tree planting campaign taking place this spring, the City is holding a workshop this Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. in Paramount Park for residents to earn a Tree Steward Certificate and become volunteers helping with the maintenance of Paramount's urban forest.

Email to sign up for the workshop at info@amigosdelosrios.org or by calling 626-791-1611. To see flyers in English and Spanish for more details, please click here.

Take a Survey About Paramount's Website Redesign

The City of Paramount is in the process of redesigning and updating its website.

As part of that process, community input is being sought on what visitors find good or bad, helpful, useful, or distracting about the City's current site, and productive ideas about the new website. Please take a few minutes and go to the following link to take part in the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GXSQPMT.

It's only ten questions, mostly multiple choice. And thank you for taking the time.

AQMD Looks Back at "Significant Improvements" in Paramount Air Quality

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a report that reviews the first year of its efforts to reduce hexavalent chromium emissions in the City of Paramount.

Entitled "Summary of Efforts in Paramount: Significant Improvements Since October 2016," the report recaps the unprecedented and extensive work done identifying and cutting sources of hexavalent chromium in Paramount and surrounding areas. It can be found by clicking here.

 

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Be Clutter-Free, Paramount!

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The City of Paramount will hold its first Community Cleanup event on Saturday, January 20 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Paramount Park.

Clear out your post-holiday clutter. Bring the following things for free disposal:

Large Bulky Items (furniture, appliances, anything that won't fit in a regular trash container).

E-Waste (computers, printers, TVs, cell phones, telephones, microwaves, stereos, etc.).

Green Waste (grass, leaves, small branches, shrubs, plants, weeds; no ivy, tree stumps, logs, lumber, palm fronds, cacti, yucca plants, ice plant; nothing in plastic bags).

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Taking Down Your Holiday Lights

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Here's a friendly reminder that the City has an ordinance related to the display of exterior winter holiday lights for residential properties. The law states that such lights must be removed by January 15.

"Holiday lights" are defined as a string of lights commonly associated with the holiday season that contains multiple- or single-colored or clear light bulbs that are attached to a structure. Only residential properties are affected.

The ordinance was passed in response to concerns voiced by residents about keeping our neighborhoods attractive. The City appreciates everyone's cooperation.

Paramount Environmental Website Link

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The City's community resource website for information about environmental quality concerns in town,

Paramountenvironment.org, can now be accessed by a link on the left side of this homepage.

The goal of the website is to provide a single source of information customized to the residents of Paramount. Key features of the site include:

* A frequently asked questions section.
* Itemization of online articles covering environmental issues in the City.
* Links to primary data resources.
* Updates from the City that address breaking news.
* A centralized calendar that consolidates key events happening related to environmental issues in the City.
* A simple to use form that allows residents to reach out to City Staff to ask questions about environmental matters in the City.
* Integrated Google Translate for a Spanish Language conversion of the website's content.

Downloadable Photos of City Events

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Photos of City events, like the recent holiday activities, are available for viewing and free downloading on the SmugMug website - cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
Click on the photo, hit the download icon at the bottom right, copy, and enjoy!

Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans

Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/
 

 

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